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Up to 15 injured in Kenya grenade attacks

Grenades ripped through a restaurant in Mombasa and a religious rally in Mtwapa.

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Kenyan soldiers are engaged in an ongoing war with Somalia's Al Shabaab. Here, a Kenyan Defence Force soldier keeps lookout on the coast near Burgabo village, Southern Somalia on December 14, 2011. (Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Explosions injured more than a dozen people along Kenya's coast today. 

Five people were injured in a grenade attack at a restaurant in Mombasa, Reuters said.

"One hand grenade was thrown into a pub and restaurant opposite the stadium. The place was full of people," Reuters quoted a police officer as saying.

Another explosion in neighboring Mtwapa injured several others, the news agency said.

Up to six people may have been killed in the explosions, Al Jazeera reported.

It is not yet clear whether grenades were used in that attack as well. 

Kenya has been the subject of grenade attacks since sending troops to assist with Somalian efforts to battle the al Shabaab rebel group, which has since declared war on Kenya. 

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Al Jazeera said no one has yet claimed responsibility for the latest attacks.

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